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Lori Carpenter, Director of Volunteers

Lori Carpenter, Director of Volunteers

Lori has worked in several different capacities at Mount Evans since 2004, and has served as Director of Volunteers and Events since 2014. She recruits, trains, and supports 600 volunteers to work with patients, special events, and office work. Lori holds a BA in Psychology with a business minor from Northern Arizona University. She owned a real estate appraisal business before coming to Mount Evans, and also worked in Special Education for Jefferson and Douglas County schools. She lives in the Marshdale area of Evergreen and enjoys hiking, skiing, BBQing, and swimming. Lori calls Mount Evans volunteers and staff “amazing angels who give selflessly to the people who need us in our community.” She also praises “the family bonds and support within the staff of our organization.”

Lauren Bell, Manager of Marketing and Communications

Lauren Bell, Manager of Marketing and Communications

The majority of Lauren's career was in marketing technology services for small businesses through digital advertising, social media, web design, and events- with a brief stint in television news. Seeking more meaning in her work, Lauren specially chose to transition to the nonprofit sector- bringing her to Mount Evans. She spends as much time as she can in the mountains doing whatever activity is available: camping, hiking, photography, snowboarding, paddle boarding, anything- as long as the mountains are around.

Isabelle Comina, PT, Manager of Therapy

Isabelle Comina, PT, Manager of Therapy

Isabelle has been a physical therapist for 23 years. After receiving her degree from Cleveland State University, she worked in several different settings, including hospitals, outpatient clinics, private clinics, and home health. Covering the I-70 corridor for Mount Evans, she evaluates and treats patients who are not operative, have chronic illnesses, or have safety issues at home. Isabelle grew up in Europe and speaks several languages. She lives in Evergreen, where she loves cooking, exercising, spending time with her family, and the outdoors.

Suzanne Feroldi, Director of Operations

Suzanne Feroldi, Director of Operations

Suzanne Feroldi has worked for Mount Evans since 1985. She started as a field physical therapist on the 285 corridor and also worked in outpatient clinics in Bailey and Conifer for nine years before continuing full time for Mount Evans as a home health physical therapist. She helped with special projects over the years related to patient care and Medicare regulations. In 2014 she was named Director of Clinical Services, and she now supervises the field staff and helps with hiring and training of nurses, therapists, and home health aides. “Working close to home and being able to help neighbors through challenging times is very rewarding,” she says. Suzanne enjoys the outdoors, especially skiing and hiking, and also likes to be “domestic” with crochet and family time.

Keri Jaeger, BSN, MBA, Senior Director of Clinical Services

Keri Jaeger, BSN, MBA, Senior Director of Clinical Services

Keri Jaeger joined us in 2017 as the Senior Director of Clinical Services. Keri is responsible for all clinical elements of the agency, including providing strategic direction for home health, hospice and palliative care programs, where she works along side the Senior Director of Support Services, defines strategy, implementation and execution of clinical programs in conjunction with Directors and Managers. Keri has an MBA from DeVry University Keller Graduate School of Management, a BSN from Carroll University and a Diploma in Nursing from Milwaukee School of Engineering. She lives in Idaho Springs with her husband and has a son and daughter-in-law with four grandkids. She loves spending time skiing and scuba diving and with her fur-kids snowshoeing, hiking, and just outdoors. Keri says she loves working at Mount Evans because, "Our staff inspire each other, our patients and families to live life to the fullest, respect and care for one another and ensure high quality care delivery. Our staff are role models for our community; its my privilege to work alongside them."

Doug Linn, Director of Finance

Doug Linn, Director of Finance

Doug has been in charge of all things financial at Mount Evans since 1998, including accounting, billing, and payroll functions. He also oversees our computer network. Doug received his accounting degree from Iowa State University, and before coming to Mount Evans he was Director of Finance at a nonprofit nursing home in Iowa. He and his family are flatlanders — they live in Littleton. As a hobby, Doug enjoys practicing magic and juggling. He says, “I am amazed at the commitment and dedication of our staff. They have always risen to tackle the constant challenges to provide the care and meet the needs of our community.”

Kristy Plenter, LCSW, Manager of Support Services

Kristy Plenter, LCSW, Manager of Support Services

Kristy Plenter joined the team at Mount Evans in April of 2017, as a Palliative Care Social Worker and Community Relations Specialist. Kristy’s experience includes working with patients along the continuum of care from the hospital ICU setting to out-patient clinics. She specialized in heart and lung transplant at the University of Colorado Hospital and most recently, was with the Donor Alliance, helping to save lives through organ and tissue donation. Kristy earned her Bachelor of Science in Social Work from Metropolitan State University in Denver and her Master of Social Work from the University of Kansas. She grew up in Littleton, CO and now resides in Evergreen, CO with her husband and two dogs. Kristy enjoys the beauty, wildlife and uniqueness of the Evergreen community and she says, "I am so grateful to be able to serve the people in my own community; it is a true privilege to provide support to families during difficult times. The commitment and compassion of the staff and volunteers is extraordinary and I am honored to be a part of the team at Mount Evans."

Terry Ritter, RN, Manager of Nursing

Terry Ritter, RN, Manager of Nursing

Terry received her BSN from Florida State University in Tallahassee and started working at Mount Evans in 2011. She lives in the Conifer area, and enjoys blogging, watching her kids play sports, and doing mission work. Terry says, “Working at Mount Evans is the best job I have ever had. Caring for my friends and neighbors is an honor, and I could not imagine doing any other kind of nursing.”

Charley Shimanski, President & CEO

Charley Shimanski, President & CEO

Charley Shimanski joined Mount Evans in October, 2015. In his role as President & CEO, he works to support the administrative team and field clinicians in the critical home health care and hospice work they provide the community He also ensures compliance with all state and federal regulations. An advocate for under-served and vulnerable populations, Charley has more than 20 years’ experience in nonprofit leadership and management. He worked in Washington, D.C. for five years before coming to Mount Evans, including serving as the American Red Cross Senior Vice President of Disaster Services. He also served as President & CEO of the Colorado Nonprofit Association from 2004-2008, growing the organization’s impact in service to Colorado’s 19,000 nonprofit organizations. An Evergreen resident since 1994, Charley is a 27-year veteran of the Alpine Rescue Team, and Past President of the Mountain Rescue Association.

Marcia Vickerman, Director of Development and Events

Marcia Vickerman, Director of Development and Events

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Sallie Wandling, MSW, Senior Director of Camp Comfort

Sallie Wandling, MSW, Senior Director of Camp Comfort

Sallie Wandling has been with Mount Evans since 1991. She has an MSW from the University of Kansas. Sallie was the Bereavement Director previously for Mount Evans and she is the founder of Camp Comfort. She likes to travel, play golf, kayak, swim and be with her family. She says, “The staff and volunteers at Mount Evans are unmatched. Nowhere can you find better people to feed your soul.”